Malignant manifestations of photodamage: Basal cell carcinoma

Keyvan Nouri, Asha R. Patel

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Presently, one in six Americans will acquire skin cancer at some point in their lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Skin cancer has now reached an alarming magnitude worldwide [1]. The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and cutaneous malignant melanoma. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma collectively compromise the group of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) [2]. NMSC is the most common type of cancer seen in the white Caucasian population in the United States [3]. Of all the NMSCs, BCC, the abnormal growth of epidermal keratinocytes directly above the basement membrane [4], is the most frequently occurring cancer [5]. This chapter will review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of BCe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotodamaged Skin
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030747
ISBN (Print)0824756770, 9780824756772
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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